Blackhorse7 said:10-10 Fry...
The RCMP does not do the RPAT... it is the PARE, modified from the RPAT. And for an applicant to the RCMP, they must complete a PARE test every six months during the application process to stay current.
As for time from application to being accepted, it varies. I have seen as fast as nine months to as slow as 2 years. But that being said, we need bodies like yesterday.
Written Exams / RCMP Police Aptitude Battery
The RCMP Police Aptitude Battery (RPAB) is made up of two separate exams that all regular member applicants must complete as part of the recruiting process. Only those who meet the basic requirements will be permitted to write the exams.
RCMP Police Aptitude Test (RPAT)
The first test is the RCMP Police Aptitude Test (RPAT). It is a multiple choice test (114 questions). The test is designed to evaluate your potential aptitude for police work. It measures seven skills that are essential in completing the duties of a police officer. These skills include Composition (Spelling, Grammar, and Vocabulary), Comprehension, Memory, Judgement, Observation, Logic, and Computation.
Six Factor Personality Questionnaire (SPFQ)
The second test is the Six Factor Personality Questionnaire (SPFQ) to measure an applicants’s conscientiousness, a concept not measured by the RPAT. Conscientiousness is defined as behaviour governed by or conforming to the dictates of conscience; principled. This measure is being introduced for its close relationship with concepts such as honesty, integrity and commitment.
The SFPQ has 108 questions and takes approximately 45 minutes to complete . Each question is written as a statement and you are asked to what extent you agree or disagree with each. There is no preparation required for this test. The most effective strategy is to answer the questions honestly.
An applicant’s RPAB aggregate score is based on both the RPAT score and the SFPQ’s Conscientiousness score. The total score will be comprised of roughly 60% RPAT and 40% Conscientiousness scores. Applicants will receive written feedback on their performance for both tests including a score for each of the seven components of the RPAT.
All candidates that have passed the RPAB will be placed on a list. Those with the most competitive scores advance to the next step.
The Preparatory Guide provides detailed information on how to prepare for the written tests.